Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Pure" Andrew Miller Costa Novel Award 2011

Deep in the heart of Paris, its oldest cemetery is overflowing, tainting the very breath of those who live nearby.

On reading this book, I felt like I had been transported to Paris before the revolution, it’s1785, a decaying city and on the brink of change, disgusting smells and very odd subcultures, vivid descriptions of meals, smells, people, clothing and wigs that probably harbored more than just the hair of the heads they adorned. I even caught myself having the odd scratch on reading this.
Andrew Miller in my opinion deserves every penny of his 2011 Costa Novel Award. I loved it

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